Transfer Admission

You’ve already successfully navigated the waters of college for a short trip, and now you’re ready to reach your final destination. Western Oregon University is here to help you continue this important journey. Learn about how your hard-earned credits will be applied and the steps taken to make all students feel welcome. Make the transfer to an Oregon college at Western Oregon University.

Transfer Admission Process

At WOU, we work hard to make sure transfer students make the most of the credits they’ve already earned

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Complete 36 or more transferable, college-level credits on a quarter-based system or 24 college-level credits on a semester-based system.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA in all college-level work.
  • Maintain good academic, financial and disciplinary standing at all institutions attended.
  • Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended.

Note: Applicants with fewer than 36 transferable credits must submit their high school transcripts or GED scores AND meet freshman admissions requirements

Oregon transfer applicants with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA are eligible for admission, if they obtain a:

  • Oregon Transfer Module (OTM)
  • Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT)
  • Associate of Science Oregon Transfer degree (ASOT)

California transfer applicants can view a list of Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) with various California community colleges here.



at WOU

Enroll at WOU and your community college to take advantage of what both schools have to offer you! You can combine classes together to have full time enrollment for Financial Aid purposes.

Change of Entry Term

If you plan to begin attending WOU during a term within the same academic year other than the one for which you applied, you must request a change of entry term in writing to However, if you wish to enroll during a subsequent academic year, you must resubmit the application.

Comprehensive Review

Students who do not meet the regular admission requirements may be asked to submit additional items. Please review our Comprehensive Review page for details.

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Meet our Transfer Specialist

Briana Navarrete
Assistant Director of Recruitment/Transfer Specialist


Academic Programs

A Western Oregon University education is unlike any other because together we succeed

WOU Said Yes!

Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Western Oregon University. Whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, this page will help you understand what happens now. It’s easy to get started on your successful transition to WOU.

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